Mammillaria guelzowiana

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Re: Mammillaria guelzowiana

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Its the hooked spines that I find tricky. I hooked my poor plant on my jumper last week and pulled it right out of the pot.
I hope it will still manage a flower or two...
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Re: Mammillaria guelzowiana

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It's when the spines remaining in your fingers become septic ....
Endeavouring to grow Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia. Fallen out of love with Lithops and aggravated by Aeoniums.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs. Recently discovered gorgeous Gasteria.
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Re: Mammillaria guelzowiana

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Had around three over the years. Maybe they stay wet too long when they are re-potted into larger pots or pans with more compost? Also my conditions may be a bit too cold for them in winter. Not all cacti have long lifespans though, some regularly regenerate from seed in habitat.

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Had a few other mamms fail me .... larger pots again. Think I'm going to stick with pots which are too small
Endeavouring to grow Aylostera, Echinocereus, Echinopsis, Gymnocalycium, Matucana, Rebutia, and Sulcorebutia. Fallen out of love with Lithops and aggravated by Aeoniums.
Currently being wooed by Haworthia, attempting hybridisation, and enticed by Mesembs. Recently discovered gorgeous Gasteria.
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